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DC Comics' Black Lightning and Marvel's Luke Cage are both pioneering Black superheroes created during the Blaxploitation era in the 1970s. While the comic book characters have different abilities, they share some similarities. Both hold cultural significance for being heroes for their hoods and tackling Black experiences throughout their histories. Luke is a bulletproof Black man—truly one of a kind. Electrokinesis makes Black Lightning a force of nature to be reckoned with. Who's more powerful? ⚡️👊🏿 

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Luke Cage a.k.a. Power Man was created by Archie Goodwin and artist John Romita Sr. in 1972. Comic book writer Tony Isabella wrote for Luke Cage before creating Black Lightning in 1977. 

Black Lightning is following in Luke Cage's footsteps again with a TV series. "Luke Cage" is a successful, unapologetically Black series on Netflix. "Black Lightning" will soon join Arrowverse on the CW. While the characters have been compared for decades, who's the more powerful hero? 

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The synopsis of "Black Lightning," according to Variety's Jacob Bryant:

The series will follow Pierce — now retired from his crime-fighting days — who’s pulled back into vigilante life as one daughter is hell-bent on justice and the other is being recruited by a local gang.

Black Lightning is a match for Luke Cage—he always has been and the CW series will be DCTV's answer to the Netflix/Marvel series.

In the "Super-Team Family" DC comic book crossover, Black Lightning beat up Power Man pretty badly. Black Lightning said:

You may be bulletproof, Cage, but let's see how long those lungs of yours keep you alive when this drain fills up with water. 

Lightning's electrokinetic abilities are more creative and scientific. He can also generate force fields, fly and is proficient at martial arts. He'll end up saving the day the same way Flash saves the day in the "The Flash"—with his wits and using science to show off the cool things he can do with electromagnetic manipulation.

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Umm.... but Luke Cage is bulletproof. BULLETPROOF. 

According to IMDB, the synopsis of "Luke Cage" series:

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Power Man is wrongfully convicted, and ends up getting his abilities from an inhumane experiment in prison. His origin story speaks to the prison-industrial complex and the U.S.'s history of experimenting on or controlling Black bodies. Nevertheless, he turned it all into a positive. 

Luke got some pretty cool powers—impenetrable skin, invulnerability, superhuman strength and superhuman durability. He used his abilities to help others, and even got paid doing it. So explain again how Luke Cage can be stopped? Okay.

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FINAL RESULTS
Who's more powerful: Black Lightning or Luke Cage?
#TeamBlackLightning
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLukeCage